| Moonlight Soyuz is a rendering of a human performance
of the first movement of Beethoven's 14th symphony, the 'Moonlight
The note information from an actual human performance of the piece
was recorded and translated into graphic shapes. Notes played have
been symbolized by textured blocks. Notes are arranged with time passing
across the horizontal axis, while pitch is indicated using a combination
of texture, vertical spacing, and harmonic grouping. The movement
has been sectioned into three measures to fit nicely on the page.
The middle of the song, and also incidentally the climax, is found
in the center of the image. The final chords ushering the end of the
1st movement can be seen as the solid congruent block at the bottom
I found this particular rendering to resemble a Soyuz rocket from
the Soviet Union's highly successful space program. The image pays
homage to both our ability to reach space and the majestic influence
the moon might have had on Beethoven during his time writing the piece.